Geology students reviewing a topographical map. background

Course Catalog

The History of Medieval Europe

This course examines the dynamic period of change in Europe from the fading of the Roman Empire through the flowering of the high Renaissance. Key topics include the fusion of Roman, Germanic and Christian cultures; warfare and kingship; the relative powers of church and state; creation of representative assemblies and universities; theology, philosophy and science; Europe and the Middle East; heresy and reform; and Romanesque, gothic and Renaissance art and architecture. This course seeks to illustrate how different medieval people were from us, yet also how we are very clearly their political, cultural and spiritual descendants. Fall semester, alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade